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CONTACT TRACING NOT A 'WITCH HUNT,' GOV. MURPHY SAYS

 

Nearly half — 45% — of the people contacted by the state's contact tracing corps have refused to cooperate, state health officials said Friday. These people have tested COVID-19 positive and may have spread the virus far and wide. It's up to the contact tracers to figure out just how far, and just how wide. Screen Shot 2020-08-10 at 11.29.25

So far, only 63% of people have even picked up the phone and agreed to talk — the more people who play ball, the safer everyone will be. And for more info on the state's contact tracing efforts, check out the new dashboard. (Patch)
  • "Let's be perfectly clear: contact tracing is about public health. Period," Murphy said. "No one is out on a witch hunt. No one is asking questions that have any focus other than trying to stop the spread of this virus."

HEALTHCARE BILL WOULD PROTECT AIRPORT WORKERS

The Healthy Terminals Act would ensure a key protection for about 10,000 airport workers amid the coronavirus crisis: health care. Supporters at a demonstration at Newark's Military Park on Thursday said hourly workers deserve the $4.54 per hour addition to their wages, especially during this high-risk new world. Senate Pres. Steve Sweeney supports the bill. (TAPinto)

OVER 42K PEOPLE STILL SANS POWER, HEAT WAVE COMING

  • Stifling humidity in forecast 42K residents still without power (NJ.com)
  • Russ's ravings: The Sandy flashbacks no one wanted (Patch)
  • All NJ Transit train lines back up and running post Isaias (NorthJersey)
 

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